Poem: White Sand 2021

Written by empressjournee

Photo Credit:  jcob nasyr

My feet wish to wiggle—stand,

As I admire the ocean songs:

Wishing I could swim like a mermaid,

In the water, commanding my body,

To move along—gracefully,

As I wave my hand;

Hoping if there is a sea lion,

I won’t be frightened,

But smile, in triumph.

Empress Journee


About the author


This bio will be short. I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College. Mother of three and grandmother. I love to read and write poetry.

To those who have been a great support in reading my website and those who just came across this poetry this will be the ending of my poetic journey for now. I hope there will be a new chapter in my life that will be a success and inspired people to be far better in their thoughts, words and deeds. I am working on myself and it’s been hard.... yet I am getting there. When I began my poetry, I felt so deeply inspired. Now when I write I just write (feeling burned out of all that has occurred and is occurring) and I am feeling as if my poetry isn’t moving in the manner that I feel it should because I have not place myself in a position to be active reading my poetry at live venues for my own personal reason. I wanted to thank those who took the time to read my poetry especially my love ones. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Peace and blessings.

Empress Journee